Call for contributions | The Art Market and the Global South | 30 April

Call for academic essays for an edited book:

Adelaide Duarte (Institute of Art History, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa; TIAMSA Subcommittee Art Market and Collecting: Portugal, Spain and Brazil);
Marta Perez (President of IAC, Madrid; TIAMSA Subcommittee Art Market and Collecting: Portugal, Spain and Brazil).

Published by: Brill Scholarly Publishing, Leiden (The Netherlands)

Following on from the successful 2019 TIAMSA Conference on The Art Market and The Global South, last November at MNAA, in Lisbon, this edited volume will unite English texts of original content, previously unpublished. As such, it will discuss the developments, the disruptions and new perspectives that can be observed in the current art market as seen from the Global South, a term here used to refer to emerging economies of the southern hemisphere (South America, Africa, India, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Europe, but not limited to these geographical areas) and their contribution to the development of art markets worldwide. It will explore the Global South as a thematic frame and through different disciplinary viewpoints in order to re-think the cross-cultural and economic flows and to investigate the various local practices of the art market. Furthermore, it will analyze the Global South as a set of spaces and players affected by the contemporary art trade. In doing so, it particularly intends to focus on the rise of new art markets in these regions and their impact on the global art system, its history, its changing processes and its networks – but also on the circulation of art.


Principal Subjects:
  1. Diversity: Southern Markets, Plural Markets, New Markets;
  2. Collecting: Models, New Collectors and New Private Museums;
  3. Agents in the Market: Circulation and Friction in the Art System;
  4. The Crisis: Impact and Strategies of Survival.

Although this call particularly addresses speakers of our conference, this call is open to all interested scholars, as submissions will be assessed on the basis their academic merit and their suitability for the volume.
Abstracts of a maximum of 400 words should be submitted until 30 April. All applicants will be notified until June 15 of the results. Authors whose submission has been selected will have to submit the final article until September 30, with maximum of 8 000 words each and a maximum of 7 illustrations.
Once the papers are submitted, they will go through a peer reviewing process steered by the editors.


The submissions should include the following:
  • Revised Essay Title
  • Keywords: 6-10
  • Abstract: 400 words
  • Short bio: 100 words


Important deadlines:
Submission of the revised abstract: 30 April 2020
Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2020
Submission of the full article: 30 September 2020
Submissions should be sent to:


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